Workforce Specialist Career Coach job Portland Oregon
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Workforce Specialist/Career Coach Job

Employer Name: IRCO SpiderID: 8592698
Location: Portland, Oregon Date Posted: 4/24/2019
Wage: 38,000 Category: Social Services
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
POSITION: Workforce Specialist/Career Coach
WAGE: $35,500 - $38,000 per year
LOCATION: Oregon City & IRCO Main (10301 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220)
STATUS: Full-Time/Regular with Benefits
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
PROGRAM(S): Clackamas Works Program
OPENING DATE: April 17, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
LANGUAGE: English and Spanish required
DRIVING: Required

Clackamas Works! Program serves immigrants, refugees, and English language learners with job readiness
skills and career coaching. Program participants are residents of Clackamas County and are majority Spanishspeaking. As a partner of WorkSource, IRCO staff will have a presence at WorkSource Clackamas as well as
IRCO Main Office to provide one-on-one services to program participants. Job seekers are assisted in creating
an employment plan, job search, career advancement and/or training services to achieve long-term selfsufficiency.
 Provide workforce case management to enrolled participants including but not limited to intakes,
assessments, Employment Plan development, job search and placement, work readiness, and skill
building activities to ensure successful path to self-sufficiency and achieving project outcome goals
 Develop materials to assist clients in job search, interviews and retaining employment
 Assist WorkSource Clackamas Staff with customer registration and Welcome Process
 Assist participants in entering vocational trainings in high-demand industries leading to career-track
 Consult with employers regarding hiring concerns and develop strategies to retain clients in jobs
 Train and orient newly hired clients on behalf of the employer and provide on-site training specific to
employer’s general policies and procedures, benefits, safety policies, and other areas that will assist in
the retention of a client
 Provide clients with employment counseling as it relates to the retention of employment
 Share and coordinate employment opportunities resources with IRCO’s Workforce Development
 Strengthen and build new relationships with Clackamas Area employers
 Utilize community resources to refer and engage participants in skill building activities
 Regularly communicate with DHS case managers and other agencies on participant’s activities, progress
and challenges
 Submit required project data, compose electronic case notes, and maintain files

Job Requirements:
 Bachelor’ Degree, or prior experience working with immigrant and refugee populations that faces
multiples challenges to employment
 Bilingual English/Spanish
 Knowledge and/or experience of pre-employment and job readiness activities, vocational and
placement counseling
 Knowledge of the local job market and concerns of employers
 Experience, knowledge and the ability to work with immigrants and refugees from various cultural and
religious and social status backgrounds with limited English
 Must possess a valid driver's license and verification of current auto-insurance, and have full use of
automobile during work hours
1. Ability to function in a positive manner in a demanding work environment, to demonstrate a high
degree of flexibility, to respond to priorities and schedules that change frequently
2. Ability to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines
3. Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
4. Ability to deal with distressed and/or demanding clients and employees in an effective manner
5. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make good judgments as it pertains to clients.
6. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
7. Strong skills in intercultural, interpersonal, and organizational communication
8. Ability to communicate in a positive manner verbally, in writing, and by phone
9. Ability to communicate with a variety of personalities and levels of the organization as well as with
persons outside of the organization
10. Ability to listen for understanding and assist in problem solving
11. Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise reports
12. Be punctual, good attendance, and be able to work flexible hours to meet the availability of clients
13. Ability to use basic office equipment, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and computer
14. Must be able to complete office work with or without accommodation
15. Participate in staff meetings, trainings, committees, and volunteer activities to support IRCO’s goals
Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, or IRCO’s main office, 10301 NE Glisan,
Portland, OR 97220, 503-234-1541. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form. This position
requires the completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application are
considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will
not be able to contact each applicant. We may not be able to return calls regarding the status of your
application. If selected for an interview, we will contact you by telephone.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976
to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote
the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and
inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 2
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Flex Time

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Nataliia Boichuk Company Type:
Company: IRCO
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Zip: 97220
Web Site:

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